What is IgG anti VCA?

September 25, 2020 Off By idswater

What is IgG anti VCA?

Anti-EBV (VCA) IgG is an ELISA-based, automated, in-vitro test system for the quantitative determination of IgG antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen (VCA) in human serum or plasma.

What does high EBV AB VCA IgG mean?

In general, rising VCA-IgG levels tend to indicate an active EBV infection, while falling concentrations tend to indicate a recent EBV infection that is resolving.

What do high EBV antibodies mean?

Some types of EBV antibodies are present in higher numbers during an active infection. Other EBV antibodies mean that you had an infection in the past. Depending on the type of antibodies your test shows, your healthcare provider can find out more about what is causing your illness.

What is VCA IgM?

EBNA IgG and VCA IgM (anti-Epstein-Barr virus capsid antigen IgM) are two types of antibodies produced by the body against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is responsible for mononucleosis.

What does EBV VCA IgM mean?

The presence of VCA IgG antibodies indicates that an EBV infection has occurred at some time recently or in the past. The presence of VCA IgM antibodies and the absence of antibodies to EBNA mean that the infection has occurred recently. The presence of antibodies to EBNA means that the infection occurred in the past.